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We all know someone!

Advantages: Clever use of Characters, Layout, local dialects
Disadvantages: You may not agree with the content, dialects!

The war on drugs. This issue is one that is never really going to be solved for a very long time and it’s fair to say that there really is only one ‘PC’ stance in the eyes of the British Public at the moment and that is to keep fighting the drug lords an ...

drewboy 28.09.2004 · Read full review
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Review of High Society - Ben Elton

How will we win the war? Surrender???

Advantages: An honest and thought provoking book. Very well written.
Disadvantages: Very controversial and totally unsuitable for children.

Shock horror He did it again! This is my favourite Ben Elton Book (and I've read a few). I just love his bare faced honesty. He doesn't seem to care at all about controversy and if people may be offended by what he writes. He thinks these things so he wri ...

nereesa85 24.01.2007 · Read full review
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Review of High Society - Ben Elton

The War on Drugs for Dummies

Advantages: easy too read
Disadvantages: too easy

Many people knock Ben Elton these days and accuse him of ‘selling out’. Indeed, Queen and Rod Stewart musicals, collaborations with Lloyd-Webber and compering the Queen’s jubilee concert are not what anyone would have foreseen in the 1980’s for the write ...

sandrabarber 20.10.2003 · Read full review
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Review of High Society - Ben Elton

Rock star in drug taking surprise

Advantages: Fast paced and well structured
Disadvantages: Not as funny as some of his other work

...Ben Elton has often used relatively easy soft targets for his biting black humour both in his live act and his comedy writing, past books have focused on the attention seeking reality TV of Big Brother or the excess of Hollywood and in High Society he tak ...

atticusuk 10.06.2007 · Read full review
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Review of High Society - Ben Elton

High as a kite on spliffs, tabs and scag!

Advantages: Ben Elton is a genius...
Disadvantages: Never want to put his books down...time consuming!

I have read many Ben Eltons and and he has as yet failed to deliver a book which I can easily put down and walk away from! Most, if not all, of his books have been best sellers which shows how highly regarded he is in Britain! Additionally, his other tale ...

classact39 28.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of High Society - Ben Elton